Depending on the sensitivity of a person, names used to call someone who may be around would get the wrong idea since they are simply easily identifying factors to note on the person in the way that they would perhaps describe them. To other cultures, this may be a bad way of citing a person but to the English, it is a form of christening when it comes to tagged names.
Among the tagged names that people may call others include dear, dearie, chuck, me duck and so on. For people who are not used to this, they may think that they are making fun of them but when they are actually not. Such practices are known in England and to be able to determine the actual meaning, a person may act dumb at times and act why they were called those names.
Most people would be surprised at the different approach of social interaction in England. But once they have been briefed, a better understanding of the practice and name calling can be expected.
[tags]english tradition, name calling, english culture[/tags]